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Blue1: Check-in options and check-in times

September 6th, 2012

Wondering how to check in online with Blue1? Read on and find out what are the check-in options offered by this Finnish carrier. Let’s have a look at internet check-in first.

Blue1 – online check-in

Check-in before you even arrive at the airport. This option is available from 22 hours to 1 hour prior to departure for passengers both with and without checked baggage.

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Airlines, Blue1

Summer airfare deals

June 26th, 2012

This first summer month is coming to an end but there is plenty of time to book your vacation. There are plenty of airfare sales out there as well and we bring you some of them!

Let us go through this week specials from a variety of airports. Click on the carrier to get redirected to the official website and book directly there.

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Air New Zealand, Airlines, Blue1, British Airways, Condor, Emirates, KLM, Qantas Airways, Transavia

Win a trip – how well do YOU know Star Alliance?

February 8th, 2011

Hi there, we hasten to inform you that those of you who know a little bit about Star Alliance – or know how to use Google – and answer a few questions of the official website of Blue1 stand a chance to win a trip round the world for two in business class with Star Alliance! There is only one preliminary condition – membership in a Star Alliance member’s frequent flyer programme.

If you fulfil the requirement and feel like winning this breathtaking price, we will be happy to help to get to the official website of the carrier – just click here and change to English on the Finnish version of the website, and find offers in the EuroBonus-tab. Good luck!

Airfare Deals, Airlines, Blue1, Other, Tips and hints

Finnair: Flight disruptions continue

December 6th, 2010

We’ve touched on the subject of the Finnish Cabin Crew Union strike and now it seems as though not only is it going to continue but in addition it will escalate. While Blue1 has reached an agreement with the unions, Finnair is facing the danger of escalation.

The settlement proposal which was put forward today (December 06, 2010) was refused by the union as expected. The biggest unresolved issue remains the question of the recovery time the crews should be entitled to after long-haul flights.

In other words, Finnair, which has until now has cancelled a great number of flights, is bound to lose more and more on the protracted strike. In addition to that, some other unions in the transport sector warn they’ll come out in support which bodes ill for the passengers.

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Airlines, Blue1, Europe, Finnair, News by Continent, Other

Finnair: Strike threat for travellers

November 29th, 2010

As we mentioned earlier via our Twitter account and Facebook page, the Finnish Cabin Crew Union threatens to take industrial action on Tuesday, November 30, 2010. The strike would affect two big Finnish airlines – Finnair and Blue1.

It is still uncertain what the results of the conciliation process will be but in case of failure, the carrier’s scheduled flights will be affected significantly. It is believed that the charter flights may still operate to a certain extent normally.

Should you be one of the affected passengers, the carrier suggests you either postpone your trip or apply for refund of your ticket.

On our part, we recommend you should follow updates on the carrier’s official website.

Airlines, Blue1, Europe, Finnair, News by Continent

SAS and Blue1: New baggage allowance rules

September 15th, 2010

The two aforementioned carriers change their baggage policies as of October 1, 2010. The changes are not comprehensive and as regards both SAS and Blue1, they are the same. As far as the cabin baggage allowance is concerned, the restrictions remain the same as hitherto which is 1 piece of baggage (23x40x55 cm) weighing 8kg. Whereas when it comes to checked baggage, the new rules allow 1 bag weighting upto 23kg and with maximum size 158 cm (length + width + height).

As far as extra baggage is concerned, the applicable fees vary depending size, class and so forth but it is worth mentioning the standard baggage fee (Economy/Economy Extra, 1 extra baggage up to 23 kg/50 lbs and maximum total dimension of 158 cm 62″) which is €20, €30, €40 on respectively domestic, European and long-haul flights.

Should you be interested to learn the details, we suggest you visit the carriers’ websites: click her to go to SAS and here if you wish to go to the official page of Blue1.

Airlines, Blue1, SAS

Blue1: Introductory fares to Munich

September 9th, 2010

Blue1, one of the main players on the Finnish market – Blue1 accounts for 9% share of the traffic from Finland* – marks the opening of a new scheduled service to the third largest German city – Munich. There are plenty of good reasons to go there, both leisure and business, so travellers should be only happy as increased competition is always to their benefit.

The new Helsinki – Munich route will be in operation seven times weekly from September 13, 2010. Given that it is coming up to October, meaning Oktoberfest, the timing could not have been better!

Should you happen to be interested in the introductory fares, hasten to book your flight here.

Airfare Deals, Airlines, Blue1

Blue1 is renewing route network, fleet and service product

June 1st, 2010

The Finnish airline Blue1 is focusing on becoming the airline for Finnish business travelers. The company will expand its route network, renew and develop its service concept to meet the needs of the modern Finnish business traveler, and double the number of its aircraft.

Started at the beginning of 2010, the expansion of the Blue1 route network is continuing. Blue1 is investing heavily in the present and upcoming business travel destinations in Europe and expanding its route network both in the number of destinations and departing flights. Blue1 will also acquire Boeing 717-200 aircraft for its fleet in autumn 2010, intending to use just one aircraft type for the entire fleet, and to double the size of the fleet over the next couple of years. For more details visit blue1.com.

Airlines, Blue1, Europe, New Routes

Blue1 will launch flights to Croatia for summer 2010

September 21st, 2009

The launch of Croatia as a new Blue1 destination last summer turned out to be such a success, that Blue1 will multiply next summer’s flights to Croatia starting early spring 2010. Flights from Helsinki to Dubrovnik begin already on April 3, 2010 on Saturdays, and as from May 4, 2010 also on Tuesdays. The route to Dubrovnik will be operated twice a week until end of October.

Flights from Helsinki to Split will be resumed on April 30, 2010 with departures twice a week, on Fridays and Sundays. Dubrovnik is a wonderful starting point for exploring southern Croatia, Montenegro and Bosnia-Herzegovina. Split is the gateway to Croatia’s Makarska Riviera and many magnificent islands, such as Hvar and Brac. More details and timetable at blue1.com.

Airlines, Blue1, Europe, New Routes

SAS Group signs long-term content agreement with Amadeus

July 10th, 2009

The SAS Group, Northern Europe’s largest airline group has signed a five year, full content agreement with Amadeus, a global leader in technology and distribution solutions for the travel and tourism industry, guaranteeing its travel agents access to the full range of fares and inventory of SAS Scandinavian Airlines, Widerøe, Blue1 and Estonian Air.

The agreement ensures that the airlines’ schedules, fares, last seat availability and associated inventory available through Amadeus will be the same as through the airlines’ other sales channels worldwide. This agreement provides the customer with the confidence that they have access to the widest range of fares through Amadeus and demonstrates SAS Group’s commitment to the travel agencies channel.
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Airlines, Blue1, Europe, Other, SAS